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SAI Transparency tutorial by FlyAwayMax SAI Transparency tutorial by FlyAwayMax
101 favorites you guys :O And I made this on a whim at 2 in the morning ^^" Lol I'm so glad it's actually helping people >w<

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Anyways, this is how i do it. I pretty much took bits of advice i scraped from across the internet to develop my own method to doing this... it's probably not the only way to get transparent backgrounds, but it's the way I do it, so... it works for me^^'

If you finish a project and go 'oh crap, the parts I meant to be white in the picture turned transparent too!', no worries, just place a new layer between the transparent layer and your art and fill the white spaces in.
Also, since SAI detects the pixel opacity, it's a good idea to color in white behind parts of your image that aren't completely saturated with color.

Aaaaand you don't have to flatten your image first. But a few times, when i finished this process, there were odd white chunks that I couldn't get to go away, and when I flattened the image and THEN went through this process, it resolved itself perfectly.

If you have any more questions, I can try to help, but I am by no means an expert. Just another learner who found a neat trick i wanna share^^

Hope this helps~<3
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JETBLACKcatdog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
hi I saw hoping you could help me out I use both sai and photo shop and I love the exchange normal's functon in sai and was wondering if photoshop had something like it without using the eraser tool 
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CaptainSketch-Adopts Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Woah I have the cracked version.....crap ;;
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Winkatuck Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
oh thank god, I had the issue with the "odd white chunks" I'm glad someone had something for me to do to fix it qwq

it worked!
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VeraSarah Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It never gave the png save option. Could you possibly explain why please? Thank you!
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PYROFEMI Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
HEY. THERES NO PNG OPTIONS. HELP USS
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Maemi-tan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
its not giving me the png save option....
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Kemoh-Wintertail Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So it does not give me the option to select that thing at the end.. not sure what to do about that
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Kari-Kjellberg Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you~
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Falafler Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never get the box to select "32bpp"...
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suigintouxgaara Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! This is the only tutorial that has worked for me
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